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“Loved the dark Stout!” 5 of 5 stars
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Swamp Head Brewery
3140 S.W. 42nd Way, Gainesville, FL
(352) 505-3035
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Ranked #4 of 11 activities in Gainesville
Type: Breweries
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Atlanta, Georgia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
13 attraction reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Loved the dark Stout!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Brewery is not the easiest to find since it is located in an industrial park. Once you get there you see the garage doors opened and the brewery on display. Sit and enjoy a glass of a good variety of beers brewed on the premises. Recommended!

Visited January 2014
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Orlando, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Don't miss this exceptional brewery...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Stopped by the tasting room for my first visit, they are open 4-9 Monday - Friday and 1-9 on Saturday. I wasn't inside for more than 10 seconds and the friendly staff had acknowledged my presence and was eager to help me pick out my first beer. No attitudes here, the staff obviously loves what they do and made the experience that much more enjoyable. Was able to taste several varieties of their best beers and took home a set of 4 gold snifters for $5 each as well as a nice big growler of IPA. Nice atmosphere, exceptional beer and friendly staff. Will be back.

Visited January 2014
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Tampa, Florida
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“Great beer, awesome brewery!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

I was in Gainesville for a game and a trip down memory lane... Found Swamp Head from word of mouth- spent two nights there. Great beer, good people and a great business- I'll continue to support em!

Visited August 2013
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“Craft Beer at its finest!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

Great local beer. Inherently Floridian. The staff is great, super knowledgable and love what they do. Stop in on a Tuesday for an ephemeral release... One off pilot beers that are super small batches and fabulous when you catch them.

Visited May 2013
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Gainesville
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Fun (but yes, small) brewery with big beers and bigger plans”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Swamp Head is a great place to try some very good beers. It is hidden behind the Target Store on Archer Road and right near I-75. Very intimate location- a small tap room bar and additional seating in the warehouse/brewery which is opened to the outside with big overhead doors. Yes, the single toilet is an issue, but I still give 5 stars due to the atmosphere and incredible beer. Hours are short (open at 4pm on weekdays, 1pm on Saturdays) and the brewery usually closes around 8pm and they are closed on Sundays and Mondays.

I am not a hoppy beer aficianado, but I like Swamp Head's beers which tend to be a little sharper with the hops. Stump Knocker and Big Nose are the two of the hoppier varieties. Wild Night is probably a better starter beer for people who like a more delicate taste, followed by Cottonmouth. Their seasonals are very good as well. Be aware that some of their beers are high octane.

Rumor has it that they will be expanding to a bigger location before too long.

Visited March 2013
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